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[The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on eating disorders]

BABUSA Bernadett1, TÚRY Ferenc1

MAY 26, 2022

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2022;32(04-05)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.32.015

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[The COVID-19 pandemic increased the incidence of many mental disorders inclusive that of eating disorders as it was realised in case of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders. As a result, eating disorder symptoms were worsening and the relapse rate became higher. In the back­ground the following factors may have played an important role: change in the food availability, increase of fearing weight gain, the impact of social media, some special webpages became more important in the light of social isolation, social comparison became more pronounced, exercise limitations, negative effects of stressful life events as the increase of family conflicts. The mental health consequences of pandemic highlight the importance of psychoeducation, primary and secondary prevention in the field of eating behaviours as well. ]

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